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Very hip site! I have dreamed of doing what you are doing since I was 15
years old. Now, at 27, I am almost at the point where I can join you on the high
seas. Keep us posted and, of course, inspired!
God bless ~
Hey Blaine and Janet, I don't know how I came across the web site but it brought back some fun times. Can you believe it was way over a year ago we sailed down from Nova Scotia. Just thought I'd drop a line. Hope the charity is or has gone well. Ciao for now!
You are living our dream. We hope to someday join you. Our best
Carol & Greg Gegner
P-385 currently in Charleston, SC but moving shortly to Milwaukee, Wi for the husband's job
Love your site! I am nine years away from the "magic 80" and am in the process of saving for the same dream for my retirement. I have about a billion questions regarding the necessities to plan for, but am still far away, however, should you ever want to advise... Thank you for taking the time to share, John.
Nice website-love the photos. I used to live in VA and I was looking up info to verify if George Washington actually built the canal in VA-NC.
I love your site fell upon it looking for a slip on the Hudson. I have a land
loving golden lab mix sluggie)who is jelous of your family trip! Keep it up.
P.S. Thanks for the stories.
I enjoyed my visit to your site. Keep living our dream!!!!
Loved your site and particularly your photos of Maine. We and o ur 32
foot Pearson moved from Maine in the fall of '94 and miss it terribly.
We'v sinced sailed Phoebe in the Apostle Islands for a couple of years and since
1998, here in the Chesapeake. The Apostles were wonderful, and the
Chesapeake is good, but nothing can compare to Penobscot Bay...fog and all. We
are now on Phoebe II, a 36-foot Catalina MKII and hope some day to sail
Be safe and have a grand time on the hogs this next year.
Thanks for the site...for the stories and all the tips.
I love your articles...i am going to buy a watermaker for my boat.sounds like spectra for me.
Fair winds, kind regards
We are Salty Paws, Jim and Bentley, and we loved your section on dog friendly
anchorages. We have two Welsh Corgies, and are in Governor's Harbor, slowly
exploring north though the Abacos, then up to Washington DC by August.
All best, Jim
What a great web site and even better story. It's May 3 and were still getting snow in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will be in the water with our 43' River Queen within a few weeks. The snow and ice destroyed all 50 docks at our home base River Haven Marina.
Thanks for taking the time to share your story, it gives us the ability to keep on dreaming for the day when we shove off on a similar voyage!
Hi there--You are living our dream. My Husband Bruce and I have a Bayfield 29 ( Gone with the Wind) and love her. Our plan is to aquire a Bayfield 36 and start cruising (once our youngest leaves the nest). Love your site. It has some great tips. Keep well and Happy Cruisin'!--Michele
Great site, very informative, very helpful. Thanks guys.
Blaine and Janet,
What an entertaining and informative website!
My husband and I are preparing for the same dream beginning early 2007. We have taken our first sailing lessons and gathering as much information as possible for living aboard. Thanks for all of your tips. We are planning to buy our first IP in about a year (if we can wait that long).
I see there are no updates for some time on your website. Hope all is well with ya'll and Max and Bailey. What great buddies!
Good luck with your writing. No naysays from here.
Gail and Frank
Jacksons Gap, AL
Thanks for such an informitive and inspiring web site. May you
always have fair winds and smooth seas!!
Capt. Rusty,Karen and Gypsy The Sea Dog
S/V Morning Star
Thank you so much for the Pet-Friendly Anchoage list! Happy Sailing!
Located your site when I did a "search" for Disneyworld pictures.
My wife (sue), son (Chuck Jr.) and myself are going on a Disney 4-day Cruise and
3 days at Disneyworld in August. I work for Northrop Grumman in Illinois and
hopefully getting ready to retire. You sound like you've got a pretty terrific
life goin' there. Hope you keep adding items to your website, I'll be
checking back. Have a wonderful life!!!!!
I was looking up family tree info and accidentally found your website.
Wonderful!!! Your dream come true!! Anyway, just curious where this Charbonneau
family grew up and if you are related to any Monettes, as that is who I am doing
my research on.
Hope your journey is a pleasant one.
don't really know how I stumbled across your website, but I think your living my dream...good sailing. wt
You have a wonderful web site. I have made many of the same trips as you, and your photos remind me of wonderful times. I hope you are still sailing
Watching your every move. I am envious. Keep up the site. Love the
boat. Not retired yet.
I'm 56 and retired today. My wife and I have dreamed of doing what you have done. As we are novices your information will help as we start our adventure. I hope you return to the boat soon to continue the adventure. I look forward to new stories.
Thanks for the info on the dog ramp. That will be a huge help to me and
my lab Marley.
I enjoyed my visit to your wonderful website. I also appreciate the "Admiral" taking advantage of the wireless internet available in my laundry in Horn Lake, MS. Calm seas and the wind at your back. Larry
Great site- we're planning the transition to a liveaboard prout snowgoose with our german shorthaired pointer. Many thanks for passing on your advice! It really is appreciated
Inspirational stories that will help my sweetie and I on our journey. See you on the water!
Absolutely spectacular! I enjoyed the stories of your dog's antics aboard. This year was my 80lb Chesapeake Bay Retriever's ("Kai")first time cruising. He loved it and I loved having him along. I can't wait to use some of your tips. A fellow mariner in our area (Gulf Islands, BC Canada) lost his dog overboard while sailing at night. It made me second guess having "Kai" onboard, but thanks to your safety and emergency ideas I can't wait to set sail again. Thanks for the website.
Your web page is great, and very helpful. My husband and I are getting ready to go cruising in October....open ended. Looking forward to seeing you on the water.
Splendid site. Saw your artikel about doggy overboard maneuver. The
watchleader on our ship ( A Bavaria 32 ) is our Jack Russell Terrier called
He claims to be a warrant officer:.) We bought a doggy lifejacket for him with a huge handle on top of it, so we can incase he goes overboard use a hook to hoist him back on board again. He loves wearing it, specially in cold weather.
Anxious to learn when your going back to sea and plans. I purchased a Tayana 52 and am just getting used to her now. Any experience with that boat? Fair winds.
Quite enjoyed your site. Read every word.
My brother came across this website and was sure I was leading a double life.
have two dogs. One named Bailey and the other named Max. Good luck to all of you in your adventures from your parallel life partner, Janet Paulus.
P.S. My husband would give his left are for a sailboat!
As a new convert to sailing, I have enjoyed your web site. You guys are inspirational. Ride and Sail On!
Great site. We are leaving the Maryland area to head to FLA. in Nov. and your site is very helpful
Love the boat! Wish I were there!
LOVE YOUR ARTICLES!!! I WILL BE SELLING ALL MY LAND LUBBER STUFF IN THE NEXT
FEW MONTHS AND WILL BE TAKING MY TWO DOGS COCOA AND JOE (BRITTANYS) CRUISING
ALSO. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOUR IP40 IS LARGE ENOUGH TO CRUISE COMFORTABLY
WITH THE DOGS OR HAVE YOU WISHED TIME AND AGAIN FOR A BIGGER (42' TO 45' IP)
BOAT WITH MORE STORAGE, LONGER WATERLINE, MORE ELBO ROOM, A SUGAR SCOOP, ECT?
We're going to Seattle in the Spring to take our first sailing lessons. We hope to retire in five years and live aboard homebased probably in the Seattle area. We very much enjoy your site and look forward to reading more.
Hi ya'll. It's sherri at the computer store next door to all around sound!! Been checking in on you. I'm sorry I did not sneak into your luggage when you left here! Hope all is well and your all doing well. I read about Max, and I am so glad he is alright! Hope to see you soon.
Very good site. We have enjoyed it a great deal. We are considering living aboard and cruising when we retire. Live life to the fullest.
It was great meeting you both at the Dismal Swamp. Enjoyed the website also. Have a great trip south! Wilbur and Bailey said, woof!
Invaluable tips on sea dogs! We have two and are about to buy a sailing yacht
with plans for coastal sailing around the UK.
Good luck to you!
Enjoyed meeting you in Elizabeth City. We enjoyed a beautiful sunrise
and moonset leaving Elizabth City NB to Dismal Swamp. Thanks for the great
info on pet friendly Bahamas. I already downloaded my pet permit
applications for Alfie our bassethound and Olive our cat. Hope to see you
there this winter. Your website is the BEST!
Safe sailing, Lenny and Ceil and the crew of Red Swan